BPW Approves $1.874M for New Regional Park in Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

BPW Approves $1.874M for New Regional Park in Charles County

ANNAPOLIS (Dec. 12, 2007) – Today, Governor Martin O’Malley announced Board of Public Works (BPW) approval of local-side Program Open Space (POS) funds for creation of a new regional park in Charles County.

Pisgah Park, a 234+ acre regional park and sports facility will offer multiple soccer, baseball and football fields, a BMX bike course, mountain bike trail, playground area, picnic facilities, and dog park. The Park will include an energy efficient outdoor recreational lighting system designed to minimize light pollution.

Development of this regional park, serving residents of Indian Head and Bryans Road, will be partially financed (70 percent) with $1,874,000 local-side POS funds.

Once established, Charles County expects up to 40,000 visits to the new park annually.

In total, the BPW approved funding for 14 local park and recreation areas and preservation of more than 4,566 acres of agricultural and forest land in 18 Counties today.

Since 1969, Program Open Space has provided funding for acquisition of 322,355 acres for open space and recreation areas.

Chaired by Governor O’Malley, the Board of Public Works is also comprised of Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. The Board is authorized by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.

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